Research Areas
Photonic Materials
Cubic Phase GaN
Integrated Photonics
Thermal Engineering
Device Fabrication

Welcome to ICORLAB


Innovative COmpound semiconductoR LABoratory is led by Can Bayram in the ECE ILLINOIS. We are physically located in the Nick Holonyak, Jr Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory.

ECE ILLINOIS is home to legendary research. ICORLAB is standing on the shoulders of emeritus faculty Joseph Tykociner (the inventor of sound on film), John Bardeen (co-inventor of transistor), Nick Holonyak (the father of LEDs) and alumni Jack Kilby (the inventor of integrated circuit), Chih-Tang Sah (co-inventor of CMOS), and Alfred Cho (the father of molecular beam epitaxy).

We are exploring novel III-V materials and hetero-structures so as to enable energy-efficient and scalable photonic and electronic devices as solutions to the grand challenges in energy, communication, and health.

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News from ICORLAB


Journal paper in-press

“Structural and Optical Properties of Cubic GaN on U-grooved Si (100),” Appl. Phys. Lett. (IN-PRESS, 2022).


Yi-Chia’s PhD thesis recognized

Yi-Chia’s dissertation, “Theoretical Exploration of Efficiency Droop Mechanisms in III-Nitride Visible Light-Emitting Diodes,” is selected as the campus nominee for […]